17 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & France Itinerary

17 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & France Itinerary

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17 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & France Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly + Train:  19 h 15 min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
2
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Liege, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
8
Colmar, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
9
Annecy, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Lyon, France
— 1 night
Tram + Fly:  3 h 15 min
11
Nice, France
— 1 night
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parc du Cinquantenaire, Belgian Comic Strip Center and Atomium. On the 2nd (Thu), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, see the interesting displays at Atomium, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and finally see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels travel planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Brussels is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Jakarta to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in April: high temperatures in Brussels hover around 15°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

1
night
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Ghent City Center and Gravensteen. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, then step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, and finally don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ghent travel planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. April in Ghent sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Church of Our Lady Bruges, Stadhuis, Groeningemuseum, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Burg Square, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, then make a trip to The Markt, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges itinerary maker site .

Bruges is very close to Ghent. April in Bruges sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Groot-Bijgaarden.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Church of Our Lady Bruges ©
Church of Our Lady Bruges
Burg Square ©
Burg Square
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

1
night
Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium

Groot-Bijgaarden ©
Floralia - Spring Flower Show has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Brussels Kart and then take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Grand-Bigard.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Groot-Bijgaarden day trip tool .

Getting from Bruges to Groot-Bijgaarden by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Groot-Bijgaarden are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Liege.

Things to do in Groot-Bijgaarden

Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Floralia - Spring Flower Show ©
Floralia - Spring Flower Show
Brussels Kart ©
Brussels Kart

1
night
Liege, Belgium

Liege ©
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral) has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Tue), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Walesa Antique Decoration By Aurore Morisse, then don't miss a visit to Montagne de Bueren, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Coteaux de la Citadelle.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Liege online day trip planner .

Getting from Groot-Bijgaarden to Liege by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Liege can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Liege

Historic Sites Fun & Games Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral) ©
Montagne de Bueren ©
Montagne de Bueren
Coteaux de la Citadelle ©
Coteaux de la Citadelle

1
night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 8th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, make a trip to Barrio Grund, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Luxembourg City travel route planner .

You can drive from Liege to Luxembourg City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Luxembourg City, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Barrio Grund ©
Barrio Grund

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Seine River, Arc de Triomphe, Musee d'Orsay, and other attractions you added. There's lots more to do: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, wander the streets of Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from Luxembourg City to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Paris sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Seine River ©
Seine River
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
You've now added Little Venice to your itinerary. On the 12th (Sun), make a trip to Vieille Ville, then make a trip to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Martin, and finally take a stroll through Little Venice.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Colmar trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Paris to Colmar by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Colmar are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vieille Ville, Vieille ville d'Eguisheim
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Vieille ville d'Eguisheim ©
Vieille ville d'Eguisheim

1
night
Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
You've now added Lac d'Annecy to your itinerary. On the 13th (Mon), make a trip to La Vieille Ville, explore the activities along Lac d'Annecy, and then take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Fier.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Annecy trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Colmar to Annecy by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Les Gorges du Fier
Highlights from your plan
Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
La Vieille Ville ©
La Vieille Ville
Les Gorges du Fier ©
Les Gorges du Fier

1
night
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parc de la Tete d'Or. On the 14th (Tue), ride a horse along Parc de la Tete d'Or, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and finally delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Lyon online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Annecy to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Room Escape Games

1
night
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Castel Plage. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Monastere de Cimiez, stroll through Castel Plage, and then wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nice tour planner .

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Jardin du Monastere de Cimiez ©
Jardin du Monastere de Cimiez
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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